This painting was inspired by a story told to me of how my grandfather courted my grandmother in a graveyard. They met there as a halfway point between their houses to evade the prying eyes of their parents. The actual setting was from a photo I took in a cemetery in Spain. He is holding a gift for her. Ironically, in letters I have found, he was quite romantic, belying his later gruff exterior. 

- Dixie Salazar

The Courtship
DIXIE SALAZAR


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

36" h x 30" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 3 oz.

$1,400

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Artist
Dixie Salazar
Fresno, California

Getting to Know Dixie

Dixie is a writer of poetry and fiction, and her imaginative narratives come to life in her energetic paintings. The imagery in Dixie’s work unites characters, themes, and settings in a unique and sometimes surprising manner. Multiple yet simultaneous storylines and time periods converge in these jovial paintings. Dixie’s work has a vibrant patchwork quality shaped by her fascination with collage and found materials. The strong influence of Pierre Bonnard, one of Dixie’s favorite artists, also has a visible impact on her stylistic choices. Articulating patterns and surfaces with dream-like layers, Dixie conveys movement, feeling, and time in her eclectic work.